Senior Rehabilitation Assistant

Band 3

Main area
Therapies
Grade
Band 3
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
213-UPACS-0573
Employer
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Kings College Hospital, Denmark Hill
Town
Denmark Hill
Salary
£21,168 - £24,052 per annum Inc HCA
Closing
21/05/2018 23:59

KING’S COLLEGE HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST

THERAPY SERVICES

REHABILITATION ASSISTANT

37.5 hours, Band 3

Rehabilitation assistants work as part of a therapy team, and have a key role to play in facilitating patients to reach their full potential after or during illness.

There are two permanent posts which are dedicated to the rehabilitation of patients with: 

  1. Neurological conditions including brain injury, brain tumours, parkinsons disease and postoperative patients
  2. Haematological diagnoses e.g. leukaemia who are admitted for treatments such as chemotherapy, bone marrow transplants or those admitted for symptom control.

The posts involve working in a multi-professional team comprising of physiotherapists and occupational therapists as well as with the nursing staff to implement rehabilitation programs.

The post holders will be carrying out a treatment utilizing a variety of basic therapy techniques following assessment of patients by a therapist. These include treatments such as assisting a patient to carry out activities of daily living, assisting patients to walk with an appropriate aid, completing specific exercises, practicing safe stair-climbing etc. Following an induction period, the post holder will be expected to progress to managing their own patients.

We are looking for candidates with good communication skills and the ability to work flexibly. Good written, computer, organizational and time management skills are essential. The work requires the ability to assist in manual handling of patients. The successful candidates should be able to work independently and as part of a team. They will demonstrate excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and be committed to further personal and professional development.

You will be provided regular supervision and support within the team.

 You must have the following experience in order to apply:

  • Have delivered care to patients or clients in health or social care setting
  • Have basic keyboard/IT skills

Have experience of working in a team

This job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. Please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested. As we expect a high number of applicants to enhance your chance of being shortlisted please ensure you demonstrate how you meet the criteria within your application

Interview date: To be confirmed

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Joanna Damaa, Clinical Lead Physiotherapist Neurosurgery/Neuro-oncology on 0203 299 9000 Ext 35847 or via e-mail at joanna.damaa@nhs.net